The holiday season can be difficult if you are following a special diet like the ketogenic lifestyle. Check out these keto diet holiday survival tips to get you through the season!
Tis the season for many family gatherings where there will be lots of food, snacks, treats, desserts, and drinks to be had. This is a fun time of year for those who can delight their senses with just any old treat, but what about those on the keto diet? The holiday season will be full of temptations, and you may feel like declining party invitations as a means to stay on your keto diet during the holiday season. However, you don’t have to skip out on the festivities. Say yes to the parties and learn to use some of these keto diet holiday survival tips to stay keto compliant while mingling with people at your next holiday party.
Keto Diet Holiday Survival Tips
Gather Up The Food
Fill your plate with keto friendly foods so that you won’t be tempted to add anything to your plate that doesn’t fit your keto diet. This helps reduce the space so that you won’t grab those holiday cookies. It also prevents others from offering you food to try that may not be on your diet.
Take Your Own Keto Diet Dish
There are so many great keto diet recipes available that are perfect for a party! For example, this Keto Cauliflower Casserole is always a hit! You can even take along your own dessert like these Maple Bacon Keto Truffles for everyone to try!
Bring Drink Substitute
If you’re not going to indulge in the boozy drinks offered at the holiday party or other sugary beverage options, then bring your own drink substitute. This is a great way to have something on hand to drink while socializing that doesn’t deter you from keto diet. One option is to bring your own tumbler filled with fruit infused water or flavored seltzer
Eat at Home
Another keto diet holiday survival tip is to eat at home before attending a holiday gathering. This works well for the low key holiday events that will serve mostly appetizers and beverages, versus a full course meal. You can eat your keto meal at home before venturing out so that your tummy is full and ready to simply enjoy the social time.
If you’re going to travel long distances to see family and friends during the holiday season, you’ll want to stock up on some keto friendly travel snacks and beverages. This will ensure you have less temptation to grab any carb heavy foods. There are many keto friendly snack options you can place in your purse during the holiday travel season. These Keto Cookies from Lenny & Larrys make a nice treat and they are easy to take anywhere!
At the end of the day, it does fall upon your shoulders to let family and friends know that you’re on a keto diet. This will help them provide some options that suit your dietary needs. It will also prevent them from asking you questions about your diet or offering you treats that don’t suit your dietary restrictions. Being keto during the holiday season will take a little extra willpower, but these keto diet holiday survival tips will help you to get through it!
Do you have any keto diet holiday survival tips? Have your tried any of the strategies I mentioned above? What is your favorite keto recipe?
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